'Ain't had a spell like this in Fourteen years,' Eli Scaynes said happily.
Each day it was hotter. Julian and Portia felt proud of it.
'The thermometer say 95 degrees,' Julian announced one morning; and on the next he said triumphantly, 'It's 98!'
And then one day it was 100, and the children were overjoyed, though the grownups were not."
~Return to Gone Away Lake~ By: Elizabeth Enright
(So our really hot spell came in late June instead of early July, and it still is reaching in the 90's every day.)